Prawn, pancetta & watercress risotto
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 2, plus 2 lunchboxes
Rustle up our prawn, pancetta and watercress risotto on busy weeknights when you need something speedy. You'll also have leftovers for lunch the next day
- STEP 1
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wide pan and fry the pancetta for 2 mins on each side. Drain on kitchen paper, then crumble. Fry the onion in the same pan for 5 mins until soft.
- STEP 2
Stir in the rice and garlic for 2 mins to coat in the oil. Add half the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins until absorbed. Add the remaining stock, a ladleful at a time, constantly stirring until the rice is tender, about 20 mins.
- STEP 3
Stir in most of the watercress and the parmesan. Season well. Add the lemon zest and a squeeze of juice.
- STEP 4
Spoon half the risotto onto a plate (use for lunch the next day, see tip below). Add the prawns to the pan and cook for 2 mins until pink. Toss the rest of the watercress with 1 tsp oil and lemon juice. Serve over the risotto with some pancetta and parmesan.